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Venus Williams loses in first round of Olympic tennis singles tournament

The Rio de Janeiro Olympics have barely started, and already we have a shocking early exit from an American.

Venus Williams lost her first match in the singles tennis tournament to 62nd-ranked Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium in three sets, despite leading 4-1 in the third set………….Read More

Hope Solo reaches a new height for goalkeepers

Hope Solo is a household name and the rare Olympic gold medalist who invites as much scorn and controversy from soccer fans as she does celebration and cheers.

Of course, Solo would never have reached the odd space she occupies if it weren’t for being good enough to stay in the public spotlight for so long. Solo has been such a mainstay on the U.S. women’s national team that she just reached a new height for a goalkeeper of either gender……….Read More

Mo Farah gets bronze in Cardiff

Britain’s Mo Farah won a bronze medal as Kenya’s Geoffrey Kamworor won back-to-back World Half Marathon titles in testing conditions in Cardiff. 

Farah’s time of 59 minutes 59 seconds in a fast-paced race was 27 seconds off his own European record…….Read More